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, in addition to the payroll tax increased, we want to be cautious around u.s. large-cap stock. we see what happens when interest rates go up. there will be a limit to how high rates will get but will trudge higher here on the ten-year. be careful there. >> a good point in terms of the emerging markets. how do you want to play that and participate in this, etfs or what? >> we try to find managers that try to find a little bit of alpha on that within the various markets. you could do etf iffy want to get in and try to find a manager. there's been able to the last five of the years. >> one of the things about imerging markets that peel don't understand, the ones that are growing the fastest also pay the highest difficult dense. i think can you pla i it with etfs and to it with lower volume etfs. ent rim into that space can be easier and cheaper as well. >> low volatility and better performance, so it's almost a holy grail type of approach. >> and there are a handful of etfs that do just that. >> rick santelli, the jury is still out on whether or not it's official, whether we're actually seein
. the consumer is in a worse spot primarily because of tax hikes. supply side economics, right. so apple is a consumer company for the most part and i think that any consumer company will struggle. >> that's an important point. let's follow that point. is part of this apple drop weakness in consumer spending or expected weakness, or is it, in fact, the competition from samsung and the fact that the company is not executing. in other words is it a company story, an economics story, what is it? >> there's a lot of company specific stuff going on just comparables this quarter versus a year ago. that's part of it. it's a maturing company to a degree. it's going through its growth phase. now getting into the phase which hopefully will last a long time you focus on return on invested capital. that could be fine. the market has to adjust to that perception. i think the consumer point is a good one. is the consumer going retrench with higher taxes and we see the jobless claims out the last few weeks -- >> coming down. >> they are looking great. >> is it seasonal or real. we won't know that for a
the payroll tax cut will cut into consumer discretionary spending down the line. apples ipads and iphones sold a lot but the profit margin was slim. is this a company story where the company is in trouble after the great steve jobs has passed snarp. >> it feels that way, larry. we've got this darling-to-dog story we've seen so often notice tech space. we have a gadget company in the tech space that's struggling with margins on its gadgets and a lot of the worst fears that they would face other gadgets from other kinds of companies seem to be coming to pass, but the service tech companies like google and netflix, they're all of a sudden out there increasing share. >> knock the cover off the ball. >> knock the cover on. and as long as you have a razor blade story and not a razor story, i think that's the difference peer. >> dave goldman, am i wrong? sometimes ji am very wrong. does this forecast a stronger american economy, even a moderately stronger economy? >> absolutely not. i was a raging bull in 2012. i'm neutral on it. the s&p is trading tick for tick with liquidity measures, such as infla
majority leader eric cantor is there and says the to leaders tax eswill not sigo up. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. >>> we have had a busy, a barrage of earnings. we've had microsoft and at&t and starbucks, all posting their latest quarterly results minutes ago right here on the show. let's get a roundup now that we've had time to digest and read through all the earnings action. rights, bertha? give it to us. >> reporter: not full digestion but a tummy still full looking at the numbers. fiscal second quarter for microsoft beats by a penny. street looking for 75 cents. refnous more or less in line. actually had missed on both the top and bottom line last quarter. take a look at the reaction of the stock. we've got microsoft here. there we go. it's still down, however. sold 60 million windows 8 loy senses. no details on the surface sales. that's something else people may ask on the license call. at&t, strong on the bottom line, and actually missed on both the earnings for the same quarter last year. they said they saw smartphone fans, activated 18.6 iphones and 26% were
for the fiscal tax cliff and the spending sequester which i think is hilarious. they invented the sequester. we have had tax, spend and regulate policies for four years. why not try something different. let's talk about it with our powerhouse panel. jared bernstein, center on budget and policy priorities. senior fellow. doug holtz-ekin, peter suderman and james freeman, assistant editor for the wall street journal. james, i'm amoused right off the top. team obama starts attacking republicans first of all for the budget cutting sequester which they invented. second of all, for the fiscal cliff which they also invented. how silly is this? there is nothing serious about it at all. >> here we are. this is three years of big spending obamanomics. it's a terrible recovery. not what we need to create jobs. >> worst recovery since 1947. spending, taxing, regulating. we'll get into details. this report is not as bad as it's made out to be. >> i agree. >> the basic thrust is why not try something different? 2% growth is lousy, the worst since 1947 h. why not try something different? why not favor the pri
, requiring congress to not spend more than it makes, than it takes in in taxes. if you call taxation making money, but it can't spend more than it takes in. any traction on that? >> yeah. this is an idea, an old idea, whose time has timely come, and, you know, as polls show about 75% of all americans support this idea, most of the state legislatures operate the same way, and we need to do this because we need permanent structural spending reform so that we don't find ourselves back in the same position every six to 18 months in raising the debt limit. >> limit spending to 18% of the gross national product, 18%. right now, it's a rate of 23%. we're looking at some of the other things that you would do. you want a historical average of total federal receipts so congress is only run a deficit, increase taxes, or increase debt if agreed upon by a two-thirds vote. i like how it sounds, but it doesn't sound like you can get other politicians to agree to it? >> rome was not build in a day. it's in the a sell yet, but we have support in the senate for the idea of a balanced budget amendment. the la
including increasing the gasoline tax say you have some extra money. >> that is the definition of a no-brainer in terms of constructive policy. gas goes up and down by a large margin every year. if he could cap some of that infrastructure, it would be great. >> infrastructure, and tandem reform, gas tax -- entitlement reform, gas tax. who's in? >> i might be. >> no. >> i'm in. >> i will consider it. f the close of the deficitm, i'm in. >> depends on your definition of attach the reforms -- of you get into what those words really mean, and i began to say that is not reform. >> there is nothing in the plan that asks everyone to pay -- there is nothing that ask the wealthy to be part of the solution. >> what we have here is a disagreement as to the basic problem. we are still hearing talk about tax on the wealthy. we just got some tax on the wealthy. it will pay for about a week of running the federal government. if we confiscated everyone's income that make over 250,000 north, it pays for one year of the deficit. i am just saying, if we brought it down to what the president wante
the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
. when i came into office the governor and general assembly without my support passed a large income tax increase here in the january of twe ven. the sad thing we're now two years into the income tax increase and they raised money and not respond to the problem. i think this year, this spring session of the general assembly it will finally come home to reality. not only downgrades, moody's, fitch and standard have eight watches, warnings or downgrades since the income tax increase has gone into effect. what comes next the fiscal year fourth four, natural revenue growth from illinois coming from sales tax, gaming without tax increases is $600 million. but the reality of the amount of increased payments into the public pension systems is $945 million. i think they will have to deal with this $345 million spread. reality is --. melissa: dan, i applaud your optimism you think this will finally be the come to jesus moment where they realize there is huge problem but i don't know that is necessarily the case because we see california going down the same road. seems like politicians almost neve
. now stores will be allowed to pass the extra cost on the you, like a tax. up to 4 percent of the total cost of whenever you're buying. with us now, consumer education president, smart credit dot com. the president of optimum capital management. great to have you both year. al start with you. what do you make of this? >> this is really bad news for consumers. we are already getting nickel-and-dimed to death, and we are about to get even worse. essentially, the fee that the market had -- merchant has to pay to exit the credit card, cone -- commonly called a slight fee, in the past they have not been able to charge a line-item extra cost to the consumer to cover that. starting this sunday will be allowed to. that is the bad news. they have already baked in that she in the price of the merchandise the you're buying. so now not only unable to charge a fee on top of what you're already purchasing, but essentially paying the fee to times over, and those of us to pay cash are really getting screwed because we're still paying the fee for people using credit cards. gerri: i want to show people s
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, and it's about see some very soft consumption numbers. have you a $200 billion tax increase this year and a $110 billion sequester. these are not small fiscal tight things. it means that first and second quarter are going to be very weak. it's no longer going to be talking about the risks of the fiscal cliff. we're actually getting about half of the fiscal cliff, so i think you're supposed to be cautious for the next few months. >> and that's not necessarily what we're seeing in investor behavior right now, margie. the same question for you. is this justified given the fact that we are headed into the next couple of months where things will get tougher? we know that we're garnishing defense cuts coming. we know that the fourth quarter was weak because everybody was in lockdown moved. do you want to lighten up on stocks, or not? >> may have a few little bumps in the road. frankically i welcome government spending cuts. i think that would be very positive long term. when you look at way from the government and look at what companies are doing, company results. global competitiveness, ha
what would happen with their taxes. the uncertainty was horrendous, the mood sour. . we were getting all sorts of cross currents about what would happen with corporate and personal taxes. were they going to raise taxes, were capital gains going up? would the alternative minimum tax snare millions of people? would businesses have to start a whole brand new round of layoffs? executive after executive came on this show to say, look, we can't do a thing. what's the point? we will just have to undo it. business confidence plummeted, and the idea of forming a new business. well, remember when the ceo of paychex came on and talked about the paralysis caused by the cliff? who would leave his job to start a new business in that environment? okay. retail sales weren't that bad. but they nose dived right at the end of the quarter. retailers were afraid to restock inventory figuring that spending would drop off the cliff right along with the nation's finances. it was all in all a very bad time for our nation. now, overlay the storm of the century for the northeast. one that shut down the wealthi
. >> and did you really gets the bush tax cuts? >> yes. >> a lot of people railed against bush and also against obamacare that is how they got the majority in the 2010 election. >> it's the economy. liz: david and julia. we appreciate your time. thank you for watching. have a good evening. we about te again? "the willis report" is on the case. all of that and more comg up. but first, to our top story. immigration reform. or is it amnesty? bipartisan senators reviewing their plan for immigration reform. critics are wondering if this path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the united states is actually a fast-track umc. wh more can we have chris stirewalt,. >> welcome as always, it's in the details. that's what counts. in 2,702,000 page bill. it just tells me that that is a very convenient pretext. gerri: we will have a lot of debate on us. taking a look at this list, you have to verify everything that happens. enforce new hiring procedures, a farm worker program and better tracking of defense. will the president accept this? he is announcing his plan tomorrow, or will he insist on h
proposals, including a plan to lower tax rates in order to broaden the overall tax base. the council's last official meeting one and one year ago. unemployment has dropped from more than 9 percent of the council's inception to the current rate of 78%, but more than 23 million americans remain of work or are stuck in part-time jobs , wanted full-time work for. meantime, we learned initial jobless claims rose to 360,000 last week, an unexpected jump of over 38,000 from the prior week's four year low. the obama economy seems stuck in neutral. recoveries fragile. yesterday the drop in gdp. tomorrow's january unemployment report expected to remain. critics said the president has not remained lazar focused on creating jobs, and the dissolution of the jobs council is just the latest example of that. fox news senior white house correspondent with our report. >> more than one year after his last meeting with the group, president obama is now reviewing the charter for is jobs council. the unemployment rate is falling a little more than a percentage point as the council's first meeting two years ago a
beverages. liz: boy, we have a president who was reelected, we've got all kinds of tax changes, the payroll tax cut has been eliminated. we got through one part of the fiscal cliff, now we're looking at the debt ceiling. which one of those, to you as a business leader, matters the most, affects business the most? >> i think, um, what matters the most is providing clarity. clarity to business, clarity to the country at large. and that's what people want. every time there's a survey, you see that they want clarity. and that's why i think it is so important to have a solution. liz: well, now you know you have clarity on the fact that people have the payroll tax back into their paychecks. >> sure. liz: are you seeing any effect on that where people have less money in their pockets, and maybe they're not buying coca-cola as much? >> well, i think generally speaking we still see great opportunities in the united states for our business in the coming decade and continuing on from there. we haven't seen an impact yet. it's too early to tell. liz: okay. >> but i would say this, um, i would say if we
? lowering taxes, corporate taxes, ensure people have opportunity. what did you think of those ideas? were they good? >> well, you know, i didn't look at every single one, but anybody that runs a companment -- company wants a clear playing field; right? less regulation, less competition with government, lower taxes. those are all the things that would help america be more competitive, but those are, against what jason just rightly pointed out where obama's economic policies, which are really social policies. he wants the country to look a certain way and be directed by the government, not by the private sector. gerri: that's true. >> so the bigger the government gets, by the way, the higher the unemployment rate is going to be. we see that -- gerri: that's true. >> we look all around the world, that's why we have such a high unemployment rate today. >> there's job opportunities of plepty under the president's nose. the keystone pipeline, shale gas boom, companies overseas to repatriate, invest domestically, but he's not interested. gerri: he wants infrastructure projects. >> they have a lo
and real estate taxes are combined in one monthly figure. and what the number? including made service twice a day. and all of the other amenities which come with this, which include a spa. >> maybe up into the 50s. >> a little under $60,000 a month. >> that actually very reasonable. >> yeah, very reasonable. with maintenance fees, that around $720,000 a year. include care takers, your insurance, cleaning staff and more. and it probably cost around $1 million a year, just to keep the lights on in this apartment, in the historic sherry ledgerland building. maintenance fees are popping up all over high end in new york city. if you bought a 1200 square foot condo, that will cost you around $2,000 a month in maintenance fees. on top of mortgage and utility. what do you get for that $60 grand at sherry netherland. made service, restaurant downstairs, should be all you can eat for that amount. el rater operators. and three private elevators. to see more of the $95 million mega mansion and go one on one with dolly lands, and secret lives of the super rich meg why home. it is a great show. >> i know
's new push for a video subscription service. lori: whether we like it or not, tax season news kicking off today, two weeks later than normal. when you need to file and can expect that refund. ♪ . >> i'm adam shapiro with your fox business brief. stocks are holding near five-year highs after a report showing the economy contracted in the final quarter of last year and better than expected news on private sector hiring in january. checking the dow industrials right now, we are down just one point. >>> shares of amazon are higher after the company's fourth quarter gross profit margin surprised wall street. they came in just over 24% compared with expectations of about 22%. after the bell the online retailer reported a profit of 21 cents a share, 7 cents shy of expectations. while revenue was up 22% over a year ago at $21.27 billion, it also fell short of the estimate of more than 22 billion. >>> toyota is recalling more than one million cars for faulty airbags and defective windshield wipers. most of the recall affects corolla models. that's the latest from the fox business network, gi
of costa rica tells liz the key to business is favorable taxes. go figure. plus the governor the of the bank of israel on keeping his economy strong and safe in a very volatile region. david: microsoft is out. the numbers are out. adam shapiro, how do they look? >> well it's a beat on earnings, david, but a miss on revenue. earnings, 81 cents per share. the street was expecting 75 cents. revenue 21.46 billion. the street was expecting 21.53 billion. jumping in real quick on the press release they're talking about it, in the last quarter, in the server and tools business, saw increase 8.5 billion. the previouser, server and tools business reported 9.1 billion of revenue. 9% increase from the prior period year-over-year. we'll jump in to see how windows 8 is performing but they're missing on revenue. sandra: we'll keep watching the stock here in after-hours trading. looks like it is getting a little bit of a boost in after-hours trading so we'll keep looking at those numbers. keep in mind the revenues numbers fell short but the earnings per share did beat. it is a decent beat.
do we mean just raising taxes? isn't most of the austerity in europe raising taxes? >> no. >> not in greece? >> it would actually be starting to collect taxes. >> we raise taxes, which have to do with the middle class -- >> that's the austerity you're talking about, raising taxes? >> yes. >> and also the cutting of wages. we have a dramatic cut in wages, not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector. because the economy, the basis itself on small and medium enterprises, which mainly produce for the domestic market, this has been a distraction. we have lost a lot of jobs, a lot of company, the private sector in a very bad state, in a country which was growing with a rate of more than 4%. but this double -- >> so much more than you were taking in at that point. there's a deficit that has to be paid off. and the measures you're talking about, technology and organizing the economy could take a long time to kick in. >> this is correct. but the main problem in greece was always state revenues. because they do not tax the rates. they allow tax evasion for the weal
, melissa, to be very honest with you. you're right if we don't get our act together do something on tax reform and the social safety net americans count on. we'll have across-the-board cuts. why do it with congress. we could have a bunch of chimpanzees to do this. melissa: don't tempt me. you sort of stopped me dead in my trackses with that one. is something going behind the scenes that we don't know about? doesn't seem like we're not getting closer. at the debt ceiling with hemming and hawing but at last minute people got together. is it the same thing? >> i hope so. i'm working with a bunch the folks, part of the no labels group. republicans and democrats get together, talk about solutions. trying to figure out is there a different way to go. i don't think tax reform should be dead on the table. corporate america is really trying to get behind this. the committee for responsible federal budget is all over trying to get us to address the real meaningful issues of revenue reform in our country. same thing on entitlement side. a lot of americans want to pretend there is no problems with
, just as tax increases are kicking in, we find out the economy contracted in the last quarter, and even president obama admitted that tax increases are just the wrong medicine for a shrinking economy could we be kick starting a full-blown recession by the new taxes on businesses and individuals? that as a harvard professor mark -- martin feldstein who served as president and ceo of the national bureau of economic research which designates where the economy is or is not in recession. good to see you. thank you for coming in. >> good to be back with you. david: general question, do you feel like we are sliding back into recession? you calculated the last one before it was announced officially. >> well, i think it is much too early to say. i mean, what we have here is a so-called advanced number. it is going to get revises the government gets better data on exports, better data on inventories. it could swing plus or minus eight percentage point, but it is clear, the economy is quite weak. the consumer confidence number is down sharply. and consumers are going to take a big hit because of i
, saving money on your taxes and boosting your retirement security. here's finra's gerri walsh. >> with washington roiling from one crisis to another, many americans feel uncertain about the impact of changing tax rates and how to achieve retirement security in a fragile economy. but, especially at times like this, workers should focus on what they can control. no matter your tax rate, contributing to a 401(k) can help you save money on taxes and boost your retirement security. your contributions to a traditional plan are not included in your taxable income, and earnings on roth contributions are tax-free. the good news for savers is that in 2013 401(k) limits go up to $17,500, and employees aged 50 or over can contribute an additional $5,500. but, at the end of 2011, the average account balance in 401(k)s nationwide was just under $60,000. if you're not sure you're doing all you can to lower your taxable wages and secure your retirement, finras new 401(k) save the max calculator can help you do the math to find out. i'm gerri walsh. >> tom: join us tomorrow on twitter for a tw
. you work for us. charles: there was a key sentence in there. the increase of the payroll tax is undoubtedly lowering consumer stuart: okay. charles: this number that came out was the lowest number since november alone. connell: the president in las vegas. he is talking immigration. republicans mean time looking for direction and also looking for a new leader. we will hear why it may not be any of the usual suspects. the uprising in egypt is getting worse as well. that could be trouble for u.s. investors. the governor of texas wants to give money back. unused tax money. rick perry. talking about all those issues, plus housing with robert shiller and much more on "markets now". nicole: we have you covered here on the fox business network. we are taking a look at a market pushing the five-year highs. getting closer and closer to dow 14,000. majority of the traders think we will hit that they share. the question is whether or not we take a breather on the way up there. the nasdaq composite pulling back a little bit. the majority of dow components are in the green. it is pretty go
gun owners a $1,000 a year tax credit for each of two years for turning in assault rifles to state police, none of these are expected to pass of republican controlled house. president obama's address triggered a scathing response from the national rifle association, the leader, rain lapierre, said that president made a mockery of our constitutional rights. >> they are god-given freedoms they belong to us, in the united states of america as our birth right, no government gave them to us, no government can ever take them away. lou: lapierre argued only reason that federal government would want to create a list of gun owners is to quote, tax them or takes them. our next guest is a texas gun shol owneshopowner who is now ca boycott of groupon, after the site canceled his dial for a concealed handgun training course, he said that groupon seems to e8 to to e88ing anyoneo believes in the second amendment with as monster. saying this statement -- including shooting ranges, conceal and carry, and clay shooting, have been placed on ed on hiatus while we review internal stanstandards. the cat
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see anything different. a lot of revenue and cash was earned due to taxes coming up. so people front loaded earnings, cash money, liquidity that were currently enjoying. but i'm not quite sure we didn't steal from this year and as the year wears on whether that's going to be an issue not going forward. >> you're saying there were so many expectations that we took them from the future and perhaps things slow down later on in 2013? >> i do believe that's a risk factor. and i think also it will depend on what comes out of washington with respect to structure reform in a number of areas too. you know, at the end of the day, we just don't see the base revenue growth on a really exciting basis going forward. we have hints of it, but we're not there yet. companies aren't truly spending. they're still sitting on cash. they paid a lot of dividends last year. they're not hiring people right now. and there's a lot of wait and see. what's the environment going to look like before businesses really get aggressive in business development. i think that could weigh in going forward. the other would
mickleson says he should have kept his opinion on taxes to imself. he set off a firestorm recently when he said he may have to move out of california because his recent hike in federal and state taxes on the wealthy. mickleson said at the time his tax rate was well over 60%. but according to the tax federation and california's tax experts, it's closer to a 1%. still really, really high. california recently became the state with the highest top marginal tax rate. >> that 51% hurts. >> that's exactly why so many professional golfers from all over the word live in florida. that's exactly why. >> or they're going some place else. >>> you're not going anywhere. you're coming back in 30 minutes. what do you have for us? >> i'm watching your money at the grocery store to make sure you are getting what you think you're paying for. >> sound goods to me. thanks, jess. >>> it was nearly a decade from the time chandra levy disappeared till prosecutors got a conviction in the case. >> this morning there are serious new questions about the trial. we have that story coming up. >> and are you tired of hea
the background check, pay fine and taxes and stay legally while applying for green card and eventualual citizenship. the latest fox news poll show 55% favor citizenship. 13% support guest worker program but only limited time. >> immediately when the bill passes people in the shadows would get a legal right to stay here and work. they would no longer be supported provided they don't have a criminal record. >> president obama was chastised for not pushing immigration reform in the first term. there is growing support now but it won't be easy. the lawmakers love to say the devil's in the details. a debate and discussion is now beginning. >> bret: much more with the panel. bump in the road on wall street. dow was down 14 after six straight winning sessions. the s&p 500 was off three. nasdaq gained five. durable goods orders were up 4.6% in december. >> led by surge in military aircraft sales. what does this mean for you? wendell goler. >> the dow jones/industrials closing in on the prerecession high of 14,164 set in october of 2007, the standard & poor's index passed its high point. the sto
've raised taxes by $200 billion a year. the reason that u.s. stocks are up 5% after this horrible thing we've done to our selves that under norm circumstances would cause a recession is because we're in a global economy and every other major country in the world is doing the right thing while we're doing the wrong thing. that's propping us up. we're fine, we'll have a great year. these other countries doing things right, that aren't kicking the can down the road, they're going to have fabulous years. that's where you want to put your money, my friend. >> i was reporting in 2007 when we hit dow 14,000 and everyone got slammed on that. there's a hesitance at these levels. what's not getting talked about enough is the impact on consumer sentiment. if you go to any coffee shop, grocery store, anywhere in this country, people are looking at their 401(k), they feel better and i think that will translate into positive consumer spending, which filters into the whole economy. >> the retail investors is getting involved. the money flows are ramping up tremendously on the retail side. i would disagre
at the helm. there is nobody like him. in fact a lot of people were concerned, joe, with this new tax, they have to add on the 7% tax, it adds up to 9% in some cases in california. these huge new sales taxes that the internet used to be able to avoid, they can't avoid it all over the place now. certain states it does kick in, that didn't seem to hurt sales too much. kind of surprising. >> i live in illinois. i live in chicago that's one of them. >> we have taxes in this town. this is nothing. the expectations are built in. not like we didn't know about this. that is like the general market. we see the things out in the forefront. investors and traders are not reacting like they normally would when they see the top line and follow-up data. they're looking at the stock. looking at what could potentially happen. i think this is priced in. david: joe, thanks. we'll see you in a couple of minutes when the s&p futures close. thanks. liz: well at this year's consumer electronics show you know we tried our absolute darnedest to break corning's new gorilla glass. they keep reinventing it. i wa
shape. >> taxes maybe. >> taxes are an issue, but. >> yesterday, i was told walmart are trying to deal with this now. people are coming in to try to buy things and people are getting pennies out of their pocket. >> walmart, they were able to see that people would be coming into the shore as their paychecks came in. they were coming in really late at night on a monday or whatever the cycle was. >> my brother is in food sales. he says at the end of the month, and you don't even have to go in and is visit some of the merchants. people don't have money and they're not really buying anything. there's a real cycle. >> did you hear it being used at the end of the month? i like that better than at the end of the day. >> that's underused. i hear people say at the end of the day. sometimes we ask them a question and they say it five times in the answer. every time they say it, they go, it was good that i saved it. at the end of the year, what will the toelgdz to 13 have been? >> i think around 2%. i don't think it's accelerating. i'm concerned about the impact of global growth, i'm concerned abo
the money that you need toward all of this. and i'd like to get your take on the tax structure that is most favorable to getting people to be as generous as they can. what could you tell our viewers in terms of what government policy may be able to do to actually encourage more giving and how it can hurt? >> well, the tax deductibility of charitable giving certainly has been a positive factor in why the u.s. is the most generous. people give about 2% of their incomes and that's true it's not disproportionately the richest. across the board americans are quite generous. the estate tax which lets your charitable giving not be taxed is clearly a very positive encouragement to look at giving. i'd say that even more than the taxes, though, the fact that there's more examples of people where -- so everyone is asking themselves, you know, could i be giving you something, the fact that they hear the impact is very strong, i think the kind of social movement is even more, but the tax structure helps. >> what continuing investment is needed at this point? in other words who are the biggest stakeholde
of potentially getting out of the eurozone. today, he took a different tactic. we talked about not raising tax rates, but as corporations around the world both affecting issues in the uk and elsewhere are becoming a real issue. i want you to take a look at this piece. >> individuals and bess must pay their fair var. and businesses who think they can carry on, they can keep selling to the uk, and selling uk tax arrangements are for you to wake up and sell the company. >> that comment, by the way, about coffee is actually about starbucks which has created some problems because they've been avoiding taxes in the uk. but take a look at this quote right here. david cameron not making friends. labor mp dennis skinner says it was gruesome for the prime minister to be heading out of austerity-riddled britain to wine and dine at davos with 50 top bankser who helped create the economic crash several hundred tax avoiding milliona e millionaires. >> a lot of people talk today about a report. there was a report earlier this morning that mr. oh lund discovered averting. in total, the report was said to be
angie. tax prep is becoming pricier. last year, the cost to prepare a 1040 form with itemized deductions and a state tax return was up 6%, to $246, according to a survey. the price for forms without deductions is up 12%, to $143. high rent and labor costs drove up the price in pacific states such as california and washington. an accountant with specialties in certain areas like small business can help lower costs or produce a higher refund. some people will spend whatever it takes to stay warm this winter. try this on for size - it's a $2,400 men's down jacket made by german skiwear specialist bogner. and it's practically sold out! the faux leather coat is water repellent. the hood is an additional $300. quentin tarantino's "django unchained" is receiving praise from the academy; however, it is catching flack from ebay. the site has banned the sale of django action figures. ebay says the figures violate its offensive materials policy, which ban items that are intolerant toward race or religion. the film, which depicts slavery in the south, has been criticized for its heavy use of racial
to be exactly the one that anyone wants, that show that america can make decisions. it set a more effective tax system. it reduced tax uncertainty going forward. i think we could have a booming environment. i may be wrong. that's my own personal belief. if we have a grand bargain, americans take off. the rest of the world needs us to be strong. europe still has its issues and it will for a couple of years. so i think it's important that america kind of take the lead here. i'm hoping in congress, that's what they do. >> what does your gut tell you about all of this money moving into stocks recently? we had a fantastic year in 2013. do you think this is sustainable? >> yeah, the economy grows, it's sustainable. and i think buy american company is pretty good prices. these are world class companies. not just america, european and japanese and chinese companies, but you are still buying them at fairly good prices. the return is not that good. i'm comfortable owning stocks right now. >> my thanks to jamie dimon. >>> the state of business, the state of investors and the state of europe is all part of
success overhauling the city's business tax and mining up funding for housing programs. he is hoping to bring that same success to overhauling muni by creating a task force to help fix the system. his goal is to create a cable system handling the population projects projections of 2030. >> a live look outside at walnut creek, but traffic of 680 looking good. we will be right back. @ñ new nehoney nenchencof oofs sgreegryoguyo and aholehorainra herehe we goe honehoy corncoflakesaknd ndunksunf grf k yok rt.rt i'i'm tasttag bog the togurog d thd honehoat tat sam stimeti new how ney buy hes he oat ogrer i'm like dkeginggith yog yt. i feelfe healtea.. >> the boy scouts of america is considering it a dramatic change in policy and gave members. at this point case but doubts and troop leaders are banned. the group has been talking about changing that. it would be a bigger deal since it just reaffirmed its policy six months ago. i had a change in being considered the different religious and civic groups that sponsor scout units would decide the issue for themselves. there been years the proc
. >> what do you make of the tax issue which is starting to hit -- this is one of becky's big issues. she's been writing about about this -- how many years? >> the tax issue? >> the tax issue. >> the tax issue -- >> the -- the sales -- online sales tax. >> california and texas were hit this quarter. it could have played a role and probably did because u.s. revenues were lighter than international. i think for the most part there's a tradeoff. i think as they don't have to worry about violating the statute which is the no presence. and when they go down the path of actually charging sales taxes, that does mean they can actually move closer to the consumers, build some of the fulfillment centers there and offer some of the amazon conveniences. >> and i think amazon is actually behind some sort of a compromise that would bring you revenue on a per state basis at least. >> right. it is going to affect the bottom line ultimately. >> it -- i think so. i think that there's a lot of areas in investment i think for amazon below the gross profit line. i think we focus a lot, investors focus a lot o
, competition from bonds, not so great. i still can't get over that they preserve thafd dividend low tax rate these are bond equivalents, a lot of stocks, especially when they boost the dividends. keep the balls in the air. that's what can happen. >> yeah. a lot of discussion yesterday as to why the fomc continues nobody that kind of mode as opposed to something else, which people speculated a lot b meantime, speaking of broad economy and markets, a pair of multinationals falling in the premarket, ups posting a earns of $1.32 that missed. revenues slightly exceeded. also issues guidance below estimates and dow chemical says the company saw significant deterioration in market it is serves, especially china. earlier on "squawk," dow chemical outlined the challenges for the company. >> could dampen the economy again through our politics but i would tell you i key is good things out of china with their leadership stabilizing and emerging asia as a whole. 35% of dow's revenues are now in emerging geographies and where we are putting a lot of our investment and our money. >> how concerning, jim, tw
-- there are promises in election campaigns that some taxes might be lightened a little bit. but on the whole, italy has no skill for a fiscal expansion. so at the moment, they're going to have to button down, keep spending heightened and keep things right. >> do you think italy is in a better position? >> in the short-term, spain has a more stable government. that's becoming unpopular, but at the moment, there's no threat to the majority of the popular party in spain. >> italy, we have an election coming up and anything could happen. we have a lot of strange things going on. there is a party which is looking like it will get around 15 cents a vote run by a former comedian. there's no clear political agenda, as well. there is a lot of political instability, but i think the long-term economic picture is in less trouble because it has much lower overall debt limits than spain combined. >> and how times have changed on that front. thanks very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >>> growing market optimism fueled by a string of upbeat earnings has put equity markets on stronger footing. but u.s.
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